Clouds over comeback galloper but Newnham hopes for ray of Sunshine


Mark Newnham can list the reasons why Sunshine Rising can’t really win the Festival Stakes and why he definitely shouldn’t be favourite.

However, the Randwick trainer will head west to Rosehill on Saturday full of hope that, after only one run in three years and a couple of barrier trials, the former Hong Kong star can make an impact; but he can’t believe the comeback galloper is the $3.90 favourite after as much as $8 was bet on Wednesday.

Vincent Ho aboard Sunshine Rising – then racing as Rise High – at Sha Tin in 2019.

Vincent Ho aboard Sunshine Rising – then racing as Rise High – at Sha Tin in 2019.Credit:Getty

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